One of the earliest photographs recording a London industry, this picture is one of a series taken by Geoffrey Bevington, a leather merchant and tanner from Bermondsey. Bermondsey was the capital's leather processing centre, and these pictures were displayed at the Bevington and Sons' stand at the 1862 International Exhibition.
Maltby Street Market, London (Sat 9-2pm) Perched under railway arches this market is foodie heaven and without the tourist of nearby Borough Market. Start at 60 Druid Street for fruit and veg of unparalleled variety. From there, cross Tanner Street and head down Ropewalk and into LASSCO, an architectural salvage shop. --- Look out for The London Honey Company, The Little Bread Pedlar and La Grotta Ices. Last stop: The Kernel Brewery, a micro-brewery…
Women in Civil Defence: Mrs Edith Digby, a 43 year old Air Raid Warden, on duty in Blitz-damaged Bermondsey, London. - Mrs Edith Digby, an Air Raid Warden on duty in Bermondsey, London during the Second World War. -
The River Thames by London Bridge Bermondsey South East London England in 1935